ACTNews, RIAU – This year, the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Branch of Riau sailed their second Ramadan Ship. It targets the impoverished families in the remote areas on the outskirts of Riau, and it set sail on Monday (4/11/2022).
“The Ramadan Ship is aimed at bringing smiles to our brothers and sisters in this holy month of Ramadan, delivering food packages and prayer kits to residents on the outskirts of Riau,” said Mukhtar, an ACT Riau program staff.
The beneficiaries of this program were the residents in Pebenaan Village in Parit Kepol, Indragiri Hilir. It took 25 minutes to sail to the village to bring assistance to 20 underprivileged residents in the area.
Mukhtar said this program is one of ACT’s main programs to help people living in the periphery of Riau, especially to meet their needs during Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr 1443 AH. Every week, this ship is planned to visit other areas in Riau during the month of Ramadan.
“We hope that this program will continue to run with the support and prayers from the benefactors,” added Mukhtar.
Agus Salim, the Head of Pebenaan Village, said his thanks for the assistance delivered through the Ramadan Ship. “I thank the team who came to our village to deliver assistance. We hope that it will boost the happiness of the locals in welcoming Ramadan, and we pray that Allah will bless the donors with good health and wealth,” said Agus.